Project Scope:

In 2006 construction of the 522,000 SF Penta Career Center began in Northwest Ohio. The new facility replaces the current school – a 1940’s-era United States Army Depot building that was in major disrepair.

IPS completed fabrication and installation of the hydronic piping mains from the maintenance building boiler room to the main building.  In addition, IPS installed the HVAC systems including a chilled water distribution system consisting of 30 buried ice storage tanks that hold 840 tons of ice, and 2 above-ground cooling towers designed to minimize energy consumption.  Construction of the heating system involved installation of 12 Fulton 2MBH boilers and (3) 800MBH boilers with a variable flow heating water distribution system.

The Building Automation System (BAS) controls all HVAC aspects of the complex, and is integrated to monitor electrical usage based on peak loading conditions.


With over 1100 pieces of equipment for the HVAC portion of the project, IPS knew that coordinating the deliveries, storage, and installation of equipment would be a priority. To manage this, IPS utilized their local warehouse for temporary storage and provided Just-In-Time delivery to the project site in order to maintain organization and avoid excessive crowding at the site.

$9.6mil. Total Construction
$9.7mil. Project Cost
522,000SF Facility Size
8/2008 Completion Date
30 MONTHS Project Duration
Bid build Delivery Method

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